Monday, January 16, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year....finally!

We had a great Christmas and a very low key New Year, but life has been pretty busy since then. Hence the reason it is January the 16th, and I'm just now posting about the holidays. My whole family came to visit us for Christmas, and we had a blast! We ate Christmas eve dinner at our house, and on Christmas day we headed to my sister's house after church for lunch and to open gifts with the family. On Christmas Eve we went to the "family" service, and I thought it would be so fun to take Anna Dixon in with us. Well about 5 or 10 minutes in she found her voice and decided to scream at the top of her lungs whenever I tried to take anything away from her. So, we headed to the nursery after all, and we weren't the only ones either. I had plenty of company on the way to the nursery of parents who changed their minds mid service too. Oh well maybe next year!

Before church on Christmas day, AD opened her gifts from Santa and us. I just remember laughing last year as I opened her stocking while she slept on Tommy's shoulder. She was much more engaged this year.  Her new xylophone from Santa was definitely the favorite of the morning. She kept going back to it and occasionally looking at herself in the bath mirror that she also go in her stocking. That afternoon at my sister's her pile of loot grew very large. Now I'm trying to work out some storage solutions for our den closet to house all the toys she got for Christmas and her birthday. We are just so blessed to have so many people who love our little bunnykins!

New years eve was much less eventful. We headed to our friends, Mitchell's and Gigi's, house for pizza but headed home around 8:00 to get AD in bed. Tommy and I were both in bed long before midnight, and I woke up about 10 seconds before 12:00 to say Happy New Year and get a little kiss. I hope 2012 is going well so far for all of you! Here are some pictures of the holiday...

All bundled up for the
walk through nativity
at our church


The xylophone!

Playing with the kitchen that
her cousins got from Santa
Hanging out with Bibi
Opening gifts with Tommy's family